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of a dignitary, in this case, the president of the united states. that is a way of saluted the dignitary, showing due deference and respect, and then we will play "yankee doodle" and then some traditional metal is before -- from the 18th-century arranged for today. ♪ [fifes playing] >> i am with the fife and drum corps. for this year, it has been strenuous preparing for the inauguration. we have had multiple rehearsals, marching, trying to get everything perfect. we also are premiering one of cowardice sequences, corporate sequences, and we are memorized in the last few months. >> in preparation for the parade, we do or rehearsals. we had a lot of music to learn. we rehearsed it together. individually, we memorized the music. then we added it to the marching. that was a whole nother process of getting precise, getting in sync. marching together, finding music simultaneously. >> this will be my fifth inaugural parade. i first was for president clinton's second in operation in 1997. each one -- second inauguration in 1997. each one is special. i have and in a different place in my career each tim
, and god bless the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> following the ceremony, former president said goodbye and departed by helicopter from the east front of the capital. president obama led to the inaugural parade to the white house. at one point they got out of the limousine and walked the parade route. [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama and first lady michelle obama. [cheers and applause] >> wendy -- one of the many balls held that night was the commander in chief called, began in 2005, open to members of the military and the guests. they danced with members of the military and the president made some remarks. ♪ >> thank you. thank you all for coming. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you so much. thanks to all of you. tonight i have the very special honor as being known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. i want to start by thanking tonight's co hosts, the senior enlisted advisors of the five branches of the united states armed forces. [applause] i want to acknowledge the joint
biden. i am the father of two great sons. one is about to be sworn in as an officer of the united states navy. i will introduce you to the whole family. [applause] my daughter, who is a social worker. and my daughter in law on the left. my number three granddaughter, 9 number two granddaughter, nine no. 4 granddaughter -- my number two granddaughters, my no. 4 granddaughter, my oldest granddaughter who is a freshman in college now, naomi. and my third son. i told my daughter when she married, if you change your mind, i'm keeping him. [laughter] i'm very proud of them although i would be happy to claim as my daughter -- this is a family affair. kids, grandkids, moms, dads. you all get it. you get what it is so important today. we still have 68,000 troops in harm's way in some of the most godforsaken territory in the world. one of the things that you all know -- they are not looking for anything. but knowing that you remember. that we back home remember, we know what is going on. this is an important piece of the equation. another important piece as they started the organization, their fam
with the united states of america. that's what they are. when people say let's go into default. when i hear people who are elected to congress say let's go into default. i say this person is from some other planet. this person is not from this planet. the notion that we would do that boggles the mind and the good common sense of the vast majority of americans. >> what is your perspective on america's melting pot being better reflected in small towns? what would urban leaders learn from small town mayors? >> i mean -- i think we're enriched. i know i am. my kids have grown up. i tell people my kids have been in the homes of iranians, koreans, mexicans, italians, and greeks, muslims, we're enriched when we can experience other cultures and people and other perspectives. i think you're seeing the fastest growing places of immigration are in the small towns across the country. at first, there is tension from that, sometimes a lot. over time, well, this is ok. this is going to be good. i understand. we benefit. so i see it as a positive sign where the nation is going. l.a. is the city where the world c
'm honored to introduce it this evening dr. jill biden, second lady of the united states. [cheers and applause] dr. biden is married to the vice president, joe biden. she is a mother and a grandmother. she is a great teacher, too. she teaches english at a community college. she is a strong supporter of military families, along with the first lady, michelle obama. dr. biden help create an organization that supports military families like mine. ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please join me in welcoming dr. jill biden. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everyone. thank you for that wonderful introduction. i'm so proud of him. i know you brought some other kids from your elementary school. it is so good to see all of you. [cheers and applause] i want to thank your mother and your whole family for their service to our country. j.r. martinez, it is always wonderful to see you. thank you for your service. and all that you continue to do for military families. the first lady and i are so excited to be here with all of these military kids. i went to get a special welcome to some very g
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